The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 21 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 98 45 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.92% 3.38% 4.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.21% 3.52% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 21
Average daily rate £426 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.27% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £310 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £100.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 £24.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+93.93% -5.71%
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1359 1280 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.97% 96.17% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 694 539
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 9
Average hourly rate £22.01 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.50 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 84 (44.21%) Finance
2 42 (22.11%) Data Centre
3 37 (19.47%) Migration
4 32 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (12.11%) Banking
6 23 (12.11%) Oracle
7 21 (11.05%) IBM
8 20 (10.53%) Unix
9 19 (10.00%) Web Services
10 18 (9.47%) SQL
10 18 (9.47%) Law
11 16 (8.42%) Cisco
12 14 (7.37%) Java
12 14 (7.37%) Microsoft
13 13 (6.84%) Solaris
13 13 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (6.32%) Linux
14 12 (6.32%) SDLC
14 12 (6.32%) ServiceNow
15 11 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (5.79%) VMware
15 11 (5.79%) Windows
15 11 (5.79%) TCP/IP
15 11 (5.79%) SAS
15 11 (5.79%) Apache
16 10 (5.26%) CCIE
16 10 (5.26%) CCNP
16 10 (5.26%) CCNA
16 10 (5.26%) Cisco Certification

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.79%) Apache
1 11 (5.79%) SAS
2 10 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.68%) IIS
4 6 (3.16%) JBoss
5 4 (2.11%) Lync
5 4 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.11%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.58%) Confluence
6 3 (1.58%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (1.58%) iPlanet
6 3 (1.58%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.58%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (1.58%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (1.05%) nginx
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.53%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.58%) MS Office
3 3 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.16%) Oracle 11i
1 6 (3.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.58%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (1.05%) ACBS
5 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.53%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.58%) SaaS
4 2 (1.05%) PaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) Office 365
5 1 (0.53%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.79%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.74%) Firewall
3 8 (4.21%) SAN
4 7 (3.68%) DHCP
4 7 (3.68%) DNS
4 7 (3.68%) HTTP
4 7 (3.68%) ISDN
4 7 (3.68%) Network Security
5 6 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (2.11%) ATM
6 4 (2.11%) BGP
6 4 (2.11%) EIGRP
6 4 (2.11%) FTP
6 4 (2.11%) IPsec
6 4 (2.11%) LAN
6 4 (2.11%) OSPF
6 4 (2.11%) PPP
6 4 (2.11%) VLAN
6 4 (2.11%) WAN
7 3 (1.58%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.63%) Informix
2 5 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.58%) MySQL
4 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.58%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.05%) Big Data
5 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.05%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.53%) DB2
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.53%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 6 (3.16%) JIRA
2 5 (2.63%) Axure RP
3 4 (2.11%) Selenium
4 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.58%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.58%) Toad
5 2 (1.05%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.05%) JMeter
5 2 (1.05%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.53%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.53%) Ant
6 1 (0.53%) Firebug
6 1 (0.53%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 84 (44.21%) Finance
2 23 (12.11%) Banking
3 18 (9.47%) Law
4 7 (3.68%) Back Office
5 4 (2.11%) Advertising
6 3 (1.58%) Marketing
6 3 (1.58%) Retail
7 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.00%) Web Services
2 9 (4.74%) Java EE
2 9 (4.74%) Middleware
2 9 (4.74%) XML
3 5 (2.63%) Spring
4 4 (2.11%) Servlets
4 4 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.58%) PostGIS
5 3 (1.58%) Spring MVC
6 2 (1.05%) CSS
6 2 (1.05%) CSS3
6 2 (1.05%) EDI
6 2 (1.05%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.05%) HTML
6 2 (1.05%) HTML5
6 2 (1.05%) J2EE
6 2 (1.05%) LAMP
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.53%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (22.11%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.74%) Clustering
4 8 (4.21%) User Experience
5 5 (2.63%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.11%) DataPower
6 4 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.58%) PKI
8 2 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.05%) LPAR
8 2 (1.05%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.53%) CESG
9 1 (0.53%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.53%) CMDB
9 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.53%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.53%) Unix
2 13 (6.84%) Solaris
3 12 (6.32%) Linux
4 11 (5.79%) Windows
5 8 (4.21%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.16%) zOS
7 5 (2.63%) AIX
8 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.53%) Android
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.47%) Migration
2 32 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (6.32%) SDLC
6 10 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 10 (5.26%) SOA
7 9 (4.74%) DevOps
7 9 (4.74%) Project Management
7 9 (4.74%) Six Sigma
8 8 (4.21%) CRM
8 8 (4.21%) ETL
8 8 (4.21%) Workflow
9 7 (3.68%) Business Analysis
9 7 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (3.68%) ITIL
9 7 (3.68%) Lean Six Sigma
9 7 (3.68%) Software Testing
10 6 (3.16%) Analytics
10 6 (3.16%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.47%) SQL
2 14 (7.37%) Java
3 7 (3.68%) XPath
4 3 (1.58%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.58%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.58%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.53%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.53%) R
6 1 (0.53%) VB
6 1 (0.53%) VBA
6 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (5.26%) CCIE
1 10 (5.26%) CCNA
1 10 (5.26%) CCNP
1 10 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (4.21%) Degree
2 8 (4.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 6 (3.16%) CCSA
3 6 (3.16%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.58%) ISEB
6 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.53%) CLAS
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.74%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) WCAG
3 1 (0.53%) COBIT
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (4.21%) Veritas File System
2 8 (4.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (3.16%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.11%) Xen
5 3 (1.58%) Docker
5 3 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.58%) XenApp
5 3 (1.58%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.05%) PowerHA
6 2 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.53%) RACF
7 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.21%) SCCM
2 6 (3.16%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.58%) Puppet
3 3 (1.58%) SCOM
4 2 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.53%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.53%) Proventia
5 1 (0.53%) QRadar
5 1 (0.53%) TADDM
5 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (12.11%) Oracle
2 21 (11.05%) IBM
3 16 (8.42%) Cisco
4 14 (7.37%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.32%) ServiceNow
6 11 (5.79%) VMware
7 8 (4.21%) Avaya
7 8 (4.21%) HP
7 8 (4.21%) Veritas
8 7 (3.68%) Cognos
9 6 (3.16%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.16%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.63%) Citrix
10 5 (2.63%) EMC
11 4 (2.11%) CA
11 4 (2.11%) Informatica
11 4 (2.11%) Teradata
12 3 (1.58%) Ab Initio
12 3 (1.58%) BT
12 3 (1.58%) Red Hat
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